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Shot by George Boyd went wide of the right-hand post.
Clearance made by Curtis Davies.
Petr Cech takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Jake Livermore.
A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa.
Clearance by Nascimento Ramires.
Unfair challenge on Robbie Brady by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick.
Clearance made by James Chester.
Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Marco van Ginkel on for Emboaba Oscar.
Ahmed Elmohamady concedes a free kick for a foul on Nascimento Ramires.
Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.
Free kick crossed by Tom Huddlestone.
Branislav Ivanovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Brady.
Clearance made by Gary Cahill.
Direct strike on goal from the free kick by Frank Lampard goes right of the target.
George Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole.
Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
(Hull) makes a substitution, with George Boyd coming on for Sone Aluko.
Foul by James Chester on Emboaba Oscar, free kick awarded.
Sone Aluko makes a clearance.
Shot by Andre Schurrle went over.
Fernando Torres goes off and Romelu Lukaku comes on.
Centre by Sone Aluko.
Chance falls to Curtis Davies who heads at goal. Petr Cech safely holds on.
Clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.
Free kick crossed by Robbie Brady.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Schurrle on Maynor Figueroa.
Robert Koren takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Eden Hazard on Robert Koren.
James Chester makes a clearance.
Header at goal by Branislav Ivanovic goes right of the post.
Free kick crossed by Frank Lampard.
Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady on Eden Hazard, free kick awarded.
A cross is delivered by Sone Aluko.
Andre Schurrle on for Kevin De Bruyne.
The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
John Terry manages to make a clearance.
Yannick Sagbo takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Frank Lampard.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Robbie Brady.
The ball is swung over by Robbie Brady.
Robert Koren takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Petr Cech makes a block.
Nascimento Ramires restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by Yannick Sagbo.
Jake Livermore on for Danny Graham.
Tom Huddlestone is brought on as a substitute for David Meyler.
Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Yannick Sagbo results in a free kick.
Robbie Brady delivers the ball.
Emboaba Oscar has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Frank Lampard takes the free kick.
Ahmed Elmohamady challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Kevin De Bruyne takes a shot and cleared the net.
Free kick taken by Nascimento Ramires.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by Robbie Brady.
David Meyler manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Branislav Ivanovic.
Headed chance falls to Branislav Ivanovic. Parried by Allan McGregor back into danger.
Corner taken by Eden Hazard from the left by-line.
Fernando Torres has an effort at goal. Blocked by Curtis Davies.
Free kick taken by John Terry.
Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Robert Koren results in a free kick.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. A parry by Allan McGregor prevents the goal.
David Meyler has an effort at goal. John Terry gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Yannick Sagbo sends in a cross.
Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.
Danny Graham challenges Nascimento Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Emboaba Oscar makes a clearance.
Shot comes in from Robbie Brady from the free kick. Branislav Ivanovic gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Kevin De Bruyne.
Ahmed Elmohamady restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Emboaba Oscar on David Meyler, free kick awarded.
Frank Lampard scores direct from the free kick. Chelsea 2-0 Hull.
James Chester gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres.
Shot by Kevin De Bruyne went over.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin De Bruyne.
Shot by Ashley Cole. Curtis Davies gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Branislav Ivanovic.
Foul by Frank Lampard on Sone Aluko, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Maynor Figueroa.
Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Allan McGregor parries the ball away.
The ball is sent over by Branislav Ivanovic.
Emboaba Oscar scores with their right foot. Chelsea 1-0 Hull.Kevin De Bruyne provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.
Emboaba Oscar takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Sone Aluko.
Clearance made by David Meyler.
Clearance by James Chester.
Curtis Davies makes a clearance.
Centre by Eden Hazard.
Eden Hazard takes a shot. Blocked by James Chester.
Frank Lampard manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Kevin De Bruyne takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
Free kick taken by Eden Hazard.
James Chester manages to make a clearance.
Mourinho cautious of Hull
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is wary of newly-promoted Hull dampening celebrations on his Stamford Bridge homecoming.
The Blues host Steve Bruce's side in Mourinho's return to the Barclays Premier League on Sunday, with the Chelsea boss putting his 60-match unbeaten run in the English top flight to the test.
"I don't like to play against teams that come from the lowerdivision, because when they come they come with a fantastic mentality," Mourinho said.
"They come as winners, they come as a team that week after week is winning matches and winning points.
"It's different to a team that survives in the Premier League on the last day, they come with a fantastic attitude."
Mourinho gave Manchester United counterpart David Moyes' complaints over the fixture schedule short shrift this week, but his Blues side could go to Old Trafford on August 26 in a healthy position, as they also play Aston Villa next Wednesday.
"It's always a difficult start," Mourinho said. "We have to play two days after against Aston Villa, after that we have to go to Old Trafford, so our start is a very difficult one."
Chelsea won the title in Mourinho's first two seasons in charge - 2004-05 and 2005-06 - before his September 2007 departure.
The first triumph brought Chelsea's first championship in 50 years.
"The first title we didn't start well, we lost against Man City (in October)," Mourinho said.
"We were second. I remember we only came to the top of the league when we won at West Brom and Arsenal played that same fixture.
"The second season we started very, very strong.
"We have to try to win, but there are people that say that a bad start is better than a good start. Of course, I prefer to start good. But the start is difficult."
Mourinho, who has summer signings Andre Schurrle and Marco van Ginkel pushing for debuts, is well aware he will be the centre of attention on Sunday, with a rapturous reception anticipated from the home fans.
However, he hopes the supporters' energy will be used to encourage those on the pitch, rather than in the dugout.
"Our people is great in the sense of loyalty to the people that have given something to the club in the past, but I think they have to focus on this game, this competition, try to make Stamford Bridge a tough place for everybody to play and make my people feel at home," he said.
Mourinho has changed in his near six-year absence from the Premier League, but his desire for success remains.
He added: "DNA is the same, but I think people change. I feel myself in permanent transformation. You learn, you try to improve.
"Of course I'm more mature, I have, I don't say a different personality, but a different way of prioritising things in life and in football.
"I feel myself very confident, very stable, with great maturity. (But) my nature doesn't change."
Hull boss Bruce admits the return of the "Mourinho factor" is something to be celebrated, even if it makes City's Premier League comeback even harder than it already was.
Chelsea, who finished last season well off the pace of the title race, have been installed as favourites following the reappointment of the Portuguese and are widely expected to brush aside the newly-promoted Tigers.
But Bruce is an unashamed fan of his opposite number and is looking forward to the extra frisson his presence will bring.
"The fact that Jose is back is a 'wow'," said Bruce.
"I'm delighted he's back because we need people like him. He's quite remarkable in what he has done and not just at Chelsea; he's gone to Italy and done it; he's gone to Spain and done it; he started in Portugal and done it.
"That's the Mourinho factor. He brings certain standards and you can't argue with them because whether it's Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan or Real Madrid he wins the thing.
"I'm sure they'll be there or thereabouts.
"If we ever wanted a wake-up call about what the Premier League is all about we'll get it at Chelsea. It's a tough start for us. It's going to be packed to the rafters, the interest is remarkable in the return of Jose and we couldn't have wanted a bigger test or a bigger challenge.
"Let's hope this makes up for a lot of those dark, horrible nights in the Championship."
Bruce is expected to blood a host of summer signings. Goalkeeper Allan McGregor, defenders Maynor Figueroa and Curtis Davies and strikers Danny Graham and Yannick Sagbo have all been heavily involved in pre-season, while midfield pair Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore go straight into the squad following their arrival from Tottenham this week.
Republic of Ireland international Stephen Quinn is the only senior player carrying an injury and will miss out with ahamstring complaint.
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